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Questions tagged [storage]

includes any question relating to managing storage or storage space

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Can’t use storage I paid for

I have no storage left with my free 5GB so i bought the additional 2Tb on my iCloud but I’m still getting the no storage message and I’m being prompted to go to settings but won’t let my iCloud ...
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iCloud is full but iphone storage is empty

Is that possible to backup all the photos from iCloud into iphone storage? How to do that?
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How does an image sync from mac to iPhone work (without taking space)?

I wanted to move a bunch of raw files to my phone and ipad for editing. To do so, I put all the files in a folder on my desktop, opened iTunes and synced my phone to that folder. The photos are there,...
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Can I keep movies on my iPad and not on my hard disk?

I want to keep movies on my iPad but not on my hard disk - I don't need both. I normally keep the originals on an external USB drive, and put them on the iPad via iTunes. That however seems to ...
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WhatsApp backup is taking up storage in my iPhone instead of iCloud

I had 3 GB of storage available on my iPhone and 3 GB available on iCloud. I did a 1.8 GB backup of WhatsApp and ended up having 3 GB of storage on iCloud and only 1.2 GB on my iPhone. Why is the ...
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System takes up 27gb of my iPhone's storage!

I have an 64gb version of iPhone 6s iOS 11.4 installed. System keeps growing as I continue to use my phone (installing other apps, creating new files, ...). After it hit 35gb I tried deactivating and ...
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Macbook storage is blocked even though files uploaded to iCloud?

I'm facing a unique problem - or I'm simply misreading Apple's messages. When I go to Apple > About this Mac > Storage, I can see that 26GB of my Macbook storage is being used for iCloud. Screenshot ...
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Why the system takes up almost all the storage of iPhone

I barely installed apps on my iPhone, but it is obviously the system takes up almost all my storage? iPhone 6: 15.9GB of 16GB used. I do not know why. How to find the lost space on my phone? I ...
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How to work with 2 Applications folders?

I have an internal 250 GB SSD. this drive was filling up and I bought an external 4 TB external hard drive. My Applications folder on my SSD was taking up a lot of space so I decided to create an ...
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How to get rid of ‘Other’ in storage

My iPhone does not have that much space left, so I went into storage and it seems this Other is taking up a lot of space and I’m wondering how I can minimise this. I know there is another question ...
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Anyone figured out the system storage too-high problem?

iPhone SE 16GB, latest iOS. Been having this problem for well over a year now. Never have space. Out of "16GB", 11.5GB are currently taken by "system storage". Been reading about the topic here and in ...
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What is the unit of `Power_On_Hours` in `smartctl`?

Macbook Pro, OS: 10.13.6 (17G65) 9 days ago, my smartctl's output: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f ...
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iPhone storage increasing over time

My iPhone 5s storage increases for some reason. It used to have 4.3 gb yesterday and now it’s 7.48 gb! I didn’t do much. My photos are still there. I’m scared. What do I do and why is it happening? ...
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Two Library folders in Mac [duplicate]

I'm cleaning up my MBP and found two Library folders, one of 3.37 Gb and the other 9.75 Gb. Why are there two of them, and more importantly, how can I reduce their sizes?
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SSD performance of different sizes

MacBook or iMac, is there any speed difference between that 256GB, 512GB and 1TB options? And what about SSD endurance, does it differ in any way?
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macOS High sierra size constantly changing

I think this question has been asked here before but I got to isolate the problem. I've been having problems with my macbook pro from a few days now. Suddenly I had no space left in my hard drive, and ...
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How can I enter safe mode with the built in keyboard broken?

Recently I noticed that my mac’s storage is almost full. It showed that “System” took up more than 200 GB. I thought that was ridiculous and googled for a bit. I found that one solution is to boot my ...
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iPhone: How to ensure iBook files are stored locally

There was a bug in iBooks. When file storage capacity is low, iOS deletes some iBooks files. The bug was that it deleted many files even if storage capacity was ok. And I lost a bunch of PDF stored ...
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How does Spotify or Deezer download and store music for offline use on iOS? [closed]

Which component or method do they use to store it? Is there any easier way to store music offline? How can I store those sounds locally so I can use it for offline use? How can I take a song from ...
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Macbook Air Storage Capacity increases & decreases every time [duplicate]

When I start my macbook up, the storage status would be : and about 2-3 hours after that : I'm very clueless on the cause of this, has there ever been a similar issue? If so, how did the person ...
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Is it possible to move podcasts from iPad device to iCloud storage?

I have an iPad mini 2 with 16gb storage. I am always running out of space (yes, I know how to clear space on my iPad). I want to start listening to podcasts and would like to download a selection ...
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How can I delete old messages on my iPhone to free up space (NOT the whole message thread)

My iPhone is getting real low on space. I know the Messages app is taking up lots of space and I want to clear some of it. I looked and it only allows me to delete EVERYTHING from a message thread. ...
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iPhone “Other” storage still present after Erase All Content and Settings

Was hoping I could restore it to factory settings and recover some space. I just finished an ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ on my iPhone 6s 16GB. I have not signed into anything, installed any ...
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How to transfer whatsapp data without backup

I want to transfer whatsapp data to another iPhone, but I can’t make a backup due to a lack of storage. I have deleted all what is in my iPhone, but it still shows the message “there is no enough ...
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TimeMachine - Backup space vs Working Files space

I backed up 8TB of files to an 8TB TM backup and it didn't like it. I'm wondering how much extra space (than what it's backing up) TimeMachine needs to operate best. Google suggested a minimum of 1....
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iPhone “Documents and Data” on certain apps show random numbers

I would like to ask about this matter since it has been bugging me out. Certain apps on my 16gb 6S show random numbers as the amount of their "Documents and Data". I think this first occurred when I ...
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How to check storage usage of offloaded apps?

In iOS 11, Apple introduced a feature to "offload" apps to reduce storage usage on the device. In the Storage preferences, there is a list of apps, sorted by storage usage. Offloading an app will ...
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How can I reduce the 70 GB of storage that is classified as system space on my MacBook?

Am using Mac Book Pro 2017 model 128 GB.Am using ios development purpose. but some time memory management alert. Here my mac using system space above 70 GB. How can i reduce my system space.
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Why does iPod 3G show exclamation mark / folder icon after CF upgrade?

I have been trying to upgrade my iPod 3G to use a 64g CompactFlash card, as outlined in this blog post. I have had partial success. I can format the iPod using Disk Utility. I can get iTunes to see ...
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Is “Trash” an actual location on the physical hard drive?

When I don't want something anymore and it says: "Moving to trash," is it actually moving the data, or just updating its path or giving a special "Trashed" label or something?
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macOS not showing the actual free space

I'm in the process of installing Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro (macOS 10.13.4/17E202, 256 GB of storage, no partition), but Boot Camp says I need at least 40 GB of storage. So I freed up some space by ...
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Storage settings on iOS crashes while calculating

If I navigate to Settings > iPhone Storage and wait while storage usage is calculated (Text under the categories bar says "Calculating category sizes..." and the location where individual apps appear ...
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Offload Unused Apps - Apps incorrectly labeled as Never Used

I’m running iOS 11.3. Recently I activated Offload Unused Apps in order to free up space. That is supposed to work by examining the date each app is last used, and offloading the ones you don’t use ...
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Why did my MacBook Pro just lose 30gb of space after I cleared out 37gb and hour ago? [duplicate]

I freed up some space on my 2017 MBP this afternoon. I had 7gb so I deleted 30gb to make some room. Came back to my MBP a few hours later and 30gb of space (and counting) was used up again. How does ...
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Where does WeChat keep its records?

I frequently use WeChat on Mac and would like to access the chat history directly (without the application). How can I find out where WeChat keeps its local data?
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System storage consumes lot of my disk space [duplicate]

My Mac suddenly started to give me "Your disk is almost full" messages. When I checked my storage, most of my storage is being consumed by "System storage". I have seen posts on this issues already, ...
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How is an iPhone able to hold more than its stated capacity?

What’s going on here? Why the huge discrepancy? And why can I still keep writing data to my iPhone? Optimize storage is not turned on. iCloud is off.
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Fortnite for iOS reports insufficient space on my iPhone

I just downloaded Fortnite for iOS and it needs 3.017 GB. I have 16GB but it still says I don’t have enough space? It says I only have 2.435 GB space. I have deleted every app on my iPhone and it ...
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Why Photos and Photo Library differ in size?

Today I saw that 2 different positions in "manage storage" menu differ in size: Photos and Photo Library. I would like to know what is stored in which, but it is my first Mac and I cannot (or do not ...
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Can I share iCloud storage without also agreeing to pay for iTunes purchases?

We have four phones on the same plan, including those our children use (who are adults). We're running low on iCloud storage. Apple messages said we could get 50MB each for $.99 a month or 200MB ...
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What is wrong with my iPhone/iTunes? No matter how much I delete, my storage registers as completely full

I have an iPhone 5C. This is a complicated problem, ish, so I'll use bullet points: -My iPhone says that it has a hard storage limit of 5 gigs, roughly. It's actually like 4.98 and it says I have ...
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Why does brew cleanup work so well?

As I was going through Brew's FAQ, I noticed that it said that brew cleanup would cleanup old files. As a usual person would do, I decided to run this command (Ok, maybe most people wouldn't run ...
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What is 'System' on mac laptop storage?

I was just running lots of labour-intensive code on my mac, and then suddenly the disk space was full. I noticed two things that I hadn't seen before: System was taking up a huge amount of disk space,...
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Is it feasible to transition from external USB to NAS for data drive?

I have a basic 1Tb external drive plugged into the back of my 2012 MacMini. It works but is ugly. I've been considering for a while getting either a NAS, or just plugging a USB drive into the back of ...
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External Storage solutions for 2017 MacBook Pro Easy to Use on Public Transport [closed]

I'm getting a 15" MacBook Pro but only 256 GB storage. I will need an additional 1-2 TBs fast storage, used for Virtual Machines or Video Editing. I don't mind using an external drive, the challenge ...
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Garageband still taking up space in High Sierra

Garageband is taking up nearly 25 GB of space under Music Creation when I look at "Manage" storage on my Macbook Air running High Sierra. I have deleted every file for Garageband, including Apple ...
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Can /Library/Audio/ be safely deleted?

After looking at How to completely remove Garage Band from macOS?, I was able to found /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/ and /Library/Audio/Apple Loops Index/ using ls and deleted them using rm -rf. But I ...
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Mac storage is full but iCloud is not, what to do?

I have got a MacBook pro with 500GB of total storage and an iCloud subscription for 2TB. iCloud is synched with my MacBook, this means that any file in my desktop and documents will be stored ...
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iCloud reports more space than expected

iCloud says that iCloud Drive takes up 592MB of space: However, when I open the iCloud Drive folder on Finder and sum the sizes of the stuff shown there, I get a much smaller sum: What is the reason ...
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About this MAC/Storage showing incorrect SYSTEM size

I have a 250GB SDD, and AboutThisMAC is showing 191GB available, but ALSO showing the SYSTEM taking up 159GB. I've scoured the forums and cannot find an answer to this strange occurrence. I already ...